Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kalanchoe pinnata

Botanical name : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pres.
Family : Crassulaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Astibhaksha, Parnabeeja

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Sara, Lakhu
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi : Jakh me hayat
Malayalam : Ilayinmeltai, Ilamulachi.

Distribution – Cultivated as a garden plant; also growing wild.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An erect perennial succulent herb grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves opposite, decussate, long petioled, acute, dentate or crenate with vegetative buds. Flowers reddish, found in large panicles. Fruits membranous, enclosed by persistent calyx and corolla. Seeds elliptic and smooth.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, vata, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia, wound, cuts, boils, ulcers diarrhea, vomiting, blood vomiting and inflammations.
Useful part : Leaves.

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